from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. The type genus of the Nymphalidae, including the mourning cloak butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Nymphalidæ and Nymphalinæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the Nymphalidae: mourning cloak butterflies
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It was an entirely new species of great beauty, and has been named by Mr. Hewitson — Nymphalis calydona.
Nymphalis-Jasius, the only representative in Europe of the genus
Nymphalis butterflies, with wings of ochre and pearl, flit among the tree tops!
It was an entirely new species of great beauty, and has been named by Mr. Hewitson -- Nymphalis calydona.
I happen to noticed a Nymphalis butterfly species hiding in the corner of the floor ... ..
They are referring to Nymphalis antiopa, and this binomial jumps all geographical boundaries, crosses through every language, through all the alphabets, and determines this animal's true identity.
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